Manav, Moumita wear youth crowns in East Zone TT
Aizawl, Nov 16 (IANS) PSPBs Manav Thakkar edged past West Bengals Arjun Ghosh 4-1 (11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4) to win his third youth boys title of the season while it was Moumita Datta who blanked out Pridarshini Das 4-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-2, 11-6) to win the youth girls crown at the National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday.
In what turned out be a lopsided affair in both the singles finals, Manav, after having won a riveting semi-final against South Zone winner Birdie Boro, attacked right from the word go and Arjun, unable to contain him, wilted under pressure straightaway.
Yet, the West Bengal boy took the second game but that was all he could as Manav sewed it up rather quickly to win the next three to complete a formality here.
On the other hand, Moumita was hardly challenged by her state mate Priyadarshini. In fact, whatever little fight came from her was in the first two games and after that it was Moumita all the way.